General Housing Now Open

January 20, 2018

Due to an error in communication, FanimeCon staff was unable to inform attendees that General Housing opened on Friday at 4 pm PST, after the Priority Housing period closed.

We sincerely apologize for this error and hope it has not prevented anyone from being able to get hotel rooms for FanimeCon 2018.

General housing is now open to all FanimeCon attendees: FanimeCon Housing 2018 Link

Priority Housing is Active

January 16, 2018

Those that have registered for FanimeCon and received an e-mail from CMR regarding Priority Housing will be able to register for hotels. Please refer to the e-mail for specific times, details, and links.

General Housing will open at a future date.

Stage Zero Applications Now Open!

January 15, 2018

We thank everyone who has already contacted us in regards to scheduling performances or events on Stage Zero for FanimeCon 2018. We are happy to announce that Stage Zero is now accepting applications! Click here for more information.

Maid Cafe Try-outs for FanimeCon 2018

January 12, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a part of one of the cutest maid cafes in the West Coast?! FanimeCon’s maid cafe is an environment where you can build lifelong friendships among people with shared interests while developing professional work experience. Our auditions begin January 2018, and you can find the rules and guidelines on the Maid Cafe Tryouts page! Remember to follow Fanimaid Cafe on their Facebook page for the latest announcements.

Artist Alley Registration for 2018

December 04, 2017

Attention Artists!

FanimeCon’s Artist Alley will be accepting applications for the 2018 convention from Sunday, December 10 8:00PM PST to Tuesday, December 12 10:00PM PST!

When it’s live, you can sign up for FanimeCon 2018 Artist Alley from this link:

No payments or seller’s permits will be needed at this time. FanimeCon uses a jury system to choose its participants for Artist Alley. This submission is only to collect your registration information and your submissions for the jury process. Once this process has been completed, you will receive a notification from Artist Alley staff on the status of your submission.

If you are chosen to participate, we will notify you as to when you can continue the registration process. Typically this process includes:

  • Seller’s Permit information.
  • Table payment.
  • Proof of full convention pass purchase.

We hope that you will apply to be in our Artist Alley and will be given the opportunity to show at FanimeCon 2018!

Please keep updated on the FanimeCon forums, as well as the FAQ, Facebook, and Twitter feed.

You may direct any additional questions to

Registration Opens November 7 at Noon (Pacific Time)

October 22, 2017

Hi everyone,

You’ve been asking for it and now it’s coming soon! FanimeCon Registration will be going live at November 7 at 12:00 pm (noon), Pacific Time.

Some changes regarding registration this year:

We’re removing Group Registration. This wasn’t an easy decision for us, but the number of people that registered this way was relatively low compared to the amount of resources dedicated to maintaining this process. We will be putting these resources to work on a prioritized list of improvements to the experience members receive. Topping that list are things that boost member safety and other enhancements to the convention.

We’re implementing a new program called Club Registration – it’s simply a formal process for corporations, school anime clubs, and organizations that need to pay and register via an invoicing process rather than the traditional online payment system. Details to come in a future update.

We are bringing the Child Badge to the internet this year! We’re giving you the option to add Child Badges to your membership when you purchase your membership through the Preregistration website. This option is available for those with children age ten or under that you’d like to accompany you on your journeys at FanimeCon 2018.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten about Housing. Your Housing priority windows will continue to be linked to your registration dates and times. This hasn’t changed for this year. We don’t have a firm Housing launch date at present, but we will do an announcement beforehand, so keep an eye out on our social media channels and our website.

2017 FMV Contest Winners

May 31, 2017

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Fanime Music Video contest!

Best Action: Numinous by MrNosec
Best Drama: Colors by Nekokitkat
Best Trailer: Yuri On Ice: The Honest Trailer by Maboroshi Studio
Best Upbeat: Mahoupocalypse by Celia Phantomhive
Best Comedy: One Horn Man by King Redeem

Judges’ Best In Show: Numinous by MrNosec
Audience Best In Show: Yuri On Ice: The Honest Trailer by Maboroshi Studio

Thank you to all who participated, and see you next year!

MusicFest Concert: Updated Video Policy

May 26, 2017

Video is now allowed at the X4 MusicFest concert! Please only take video through your phone; no professional-grade cameras please, e.g. Go-Pros, DSLRs, etc.

For more information about the concert, please see the MusicFest section on the Events page.

Game Show Contestants Wanted!

May 22, 2017

The FanimeCon Game Show usually selects all contestants right from the audience. This year, we are introducing something a little different and adding a special round to test those who have deep knowledge of specific subjects!

Do you know everything about Doctor Who?
Have you memorized every episode of Naruto?
Are you an genius in the mythology of The Elder Scrolls series?
Have you read 500 manga series in 2017?
Are you an expert in a secret, specialized subject?

We want to hear from you!
Visit our special Game Show Application Form to enter:

Tell us your deep knowledge and you can win cash or prizes!